Spring Runway Recap

Every season when I review what the designers sent down the runway, I come back to the same conclusion.  They have shown so many different looks. Short skirts to long skirts, wide leg pants to slim leg pants, long top to crop tops, it runs the whole gamut. You can honestly make a case for most things being in style. For example, those mom jeans that many of us have laughed at? Yep, those are in style. All denim looks (meaning a denim shirt and jeans worn together) that you would likely see at the rodeo, yes those too are in style. And my favorite, Birkenstocks with socks. Yes that too is in style, much to my chagrin. Last summer a store couldn't keep the sandals in stock because all the hipsters were buying them. I chose these as examples because personally they are looks that I do not like whether they are in style or not. It all goes back to the philosophy at the heart of Twin City Style…. if it’s not your personal style, you don’t have to embrace it. 

All that said, I still want to share some highlights of what designers showed for Spring. Yes, the weather is still cold and it doesn't seem much like spring, but it's nice to think about warmer days. The other thing I could show you is Fall 2015, since that's what designers showed recently in NYC, but I know you don't even want to think about that... and I don't either! There are so many trends and I have just picked some of my favorites.

 

Gingham:  Love this one because it is very wearable and can really appeal to all ages. Notice in the image from DVF below that it's print on print. That's a trend I highlighted in the fall and it's still being shown.

 Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

 

All white looks:  Super elegant! Don’t try this one when you have your kids with you because you will probably end up with dirty hand prints on you. Who am I kidding?  Even if my kids aren't with me, I would probably get myself dirty!

 J Mendel

J Mendel

 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

 

The Shirt Dress:  Designers showed this for resort and continued it for spring. Perfect type of dress to throw on with flip flops or flats.

 Saunder

Saunder

 Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson

 

Culottes - Not my favorite look, but I’m highlighting it because J Crew showed it among other designers.  When only couture designers show things, you never know if the look will ultimately trickle down to the masses, but since J Crew showed it, I know it will at least be in their stores, catalogs and online.

 J Crew

J Crew

 Tibi

Tibi

Apron skirts:  I see this as a spin on peplum that we have seen for a past few years.  Think a separate skirt attached like an apron either over another skirt, dress or pair of pants. I don't think you'll be able to get away with just using one of your aprons for this look. 

 DKNY

DKNY

 Maiyet

Maiyet

 

Kimono Vests-  Lots of designers showed this look. It’s a fun way to add a layer to a spring/summer look and also give your outfit more interest. I think if its done right it's a very elegant and sophisticated look.

 3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

 Tory Burch.  This is a longer style used as a dress over a shorter dress

Tory Burch.  This is a longer style used as a dress over a shorter dress

Colors that were big on the runway were blue and also yellow. You'll notice some of the trends I have highlighted above were featured in shades of blue. Below is another picture of a kimono vest in yellow.

 Creatures of the World

Creatures of the World

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